[texhax] tug and mavericks

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 30 17:25:24 CEST 2014

On Mar 30, 2014, at 10:22 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On Mar 29, 2014, at 9:12 PM, Neuberger, John <jwn at unt.edu> wrote:
>> TUG,
>> My wife and I are avid TEX users.  We share three Macs.  On one
>> Apple installed Mavericks during a recent visit to Apple store.  Have
>> tried to recover my TEXShop setup, which has been working fine
>> for years (have written two mathematics books using TEX).
>> Am looking for advice and am willing to join TUG but hope would
>> not have to join three times, once for each computer.
>> Hope you can give me some advice.  Have always managed in the
>> past to install TEXshop as front end and TEXLive or another platform
>> underneath.  When I try to do this on our Mavericks, I get a message
>> that I must use Apple Installer and don't know how to do this.
>> Regards and thanks,
>> John Neuberger
>> Emeritus Professor, University of North Texas
> Howdy,
> Major OS upgrades all too often remove some files, possibly change some permissions and may even remove some symbolic links installed by the TeX Distribution.
> How old is your TeX distribution? Was it installed with a MacTeX installer or Fink/MacPorts? Do you use a Front End to typeset your documents or do you use the Command Line? What do the following five commands return
> ls -alF /
> ls -alF /usr
> ls -alF /usr/local
> which pdflatex
> echo $PATH
> when executed in Terminal?
> If your distribution is a fairly new TeX Live installed using the MacTeX.pkg installer package you should find a FixMacTeX201X.pkg file (X is the last year number of the MacTeX installed). Please first try to install that package (simply double click the file and follow the instructions).
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


Oh... forgot one thing... you can download MacTeX 2013 (as MacTeX.pkg) from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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